[mythtv-users] Re: MythTV and DISH - a great solution

Michael J. Sherman msherman at dsbox.com
Thu Sep 23 17:26:28 EDT 2004

> Build your own -- about $8 in parts (each) from radio shack:
> http://losdos.dyndns.org:8080/public/mythtv-info/MythTV_DISH_IR_LED_TX_via_Modified_LIRC.html
> The "simple" transmitters have a VERY short range. You should be able
> to tape them (with opaque tape like the new goo-less 3m electrical tape)
> to the front of your receivers and not interfere with each other. 

I built one a while ago, too, but it was not reliable.  I'm not sure 
if it was the homebrew circuit or lirc, but it would miss digits. 
What I posted earlier about the MyBlaster doesn't even use lirc, so it 
takes out that possible source of errors.  I find it rock-solid on my 
DISH box, which I cannot say for a homebrew.  Sure, the homebrew only 
cost $6 or so, but it definitely was not worth it.

Just my $0.02.


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